Statesboro SBDC getting behind national SBS

November 23, 2012 by  

With Thanksgiving here, print companies in Statesboro have no doubt been working overtime to help local businesses. Whilst marketing and stationery printing has kicked into gear for this, though, local traders are also hoping another event will boost their fortunes.

The second outing of Small Business Saturday (SBS) will urge residents to shop local. This year’s date is set for tomorrow, November 24. This is not done by accident either – far from it.

Today is ‘Black Friday’ – typically the start of Christmas shopping, while this coming Monday is ‘Cyber Monday’ – when online sales surge. By positioning the day between the two, the organizers, American Express, hope to tap into the retail bug for local traders.

It has great local backing too, from both the Statesboro Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and VisitStatesboro – the latter even creating a Facebook page for the day.

There are many local restaurants and retailers taking part in the event this year, all of which will be displaying posters and handing out leaflets in the run up. A large number will also be offering tempting deals through the day.

This will mean folks will be able to get some great holiday bargains, whether looking at treating a loved one to a romantic meal, or stocking up on Christmas presents.

It is not just about putting some valuable dollars in local traders’ cash registers though. It is also a time to celebrate just what they provide to the wider Statesboro community. From providing employment, to helping with fundraising, there are many reasons to support small local businesses.